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"Without Destroying Ourselves": American Indian Intellectual Activism for Higher Education, 1915-1978

Abstract This dissertation examines a long-term activist effort by American Indian educators and intellectual leaders to work for greater Native access to and control of American higher education. Specifically, the leaders of this effort built a powerful critique of how American systems of higher education served Native individuals and reservation communities throughout much of the twentieth century. They argued for new forms of higher education and leadership training that appropriated some mainstream educational models but that also adapted those models to endorse Native expressions of culture and identity. They sought to move beyond the failures of existing educational programs and to exercise Native control, encouraging intellectual leadership a... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Goodwin, John Anthony (Author) / Fixico, Donald L (Advisor) / Osburn, Katherine MB (Committee member) / Lomawaima, K. Tsianina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American history / Native American studies / Education history / American Indian Higher Education / Intellectual Activism / Native American Education / Self-Determination / Tribal Colleges and Universities
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 282 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation History 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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